STEM Programs and Resources for Teachers

Teacher participating in the STEM Discovery Lab's teacher training program

STEM programs for teachers are intensive summer institutes and school-embedded teacher professional learning to:

  • Enrich K-12 math and science curriculum with computing and engineering
  • Design lab activities that integrate mathematics, science, and computational practices
  • Develop teaching strategies that are culturally relevant to all learners. 
Contact & VISIT

Teach the skills of tomorrow with Creative Computing Challenge! This three day workshop walks you through MIT App Inventor curriulum module created by UNH Cooperative Extension. Join the STEM Docent teamin this workshop and receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, hands-on engineering curriculum. Interested volunteers and education professionals welcome. Train as a STEM Docent volunteer to engage NH youth in multi-day lessons in classrooms or out-of-school-time programs (grades 8 - 12). Application needed for all STEM Docent volunteers.

Already work in the classroom? Become trained to integrate this engaging STEM curriculum in your classroom and join a statewide network of STEM Docents. PD hours documentation available.

Date, Time & Location:

February 5th, 12th and 19th
9:00am - 4:00pm

UNH Manchester
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101


Free for STEM Docent volunteers, $250 for PD (no volunteer commitment)


You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. YMHFA, a National Council for Behavioral Health program, teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18.

Presented by:

UNH Cooperative Extension 
Youth & Family Field Specialists: 
Rick Alleva, Ed.D. & Gail Kennedy, MSW

Date & Time

Friday, January 11, 2019
Snow Date: January 18, 2019 
8:30 am - 5:00 pm



The STEM Discovery Lab is thrilled to host Picturing Writing, a dynamic art-and-literature-based approach to writing designed to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles. Through the use of simple crayon resist art experiences, the study of quality picture books, and an on-going Artist/Writers Workshop, this innovative approach to literacy learning gives students access to multiple modalities for thinking and expressing their ideas. Join us at UNH Manchester's STEM Discovery Lab to experience Artists/Writers Workshop and explore introductory Picturing Writing units for Time of Day and Weather Poetry. These genre units can be easily integrated into the science and social studies curriculum. 

  • February 8 | 8:30am - 3:30pm

UNH Manchester
STEM Discovery Lab



Cost $250 (includes 2 teachers manuals, book/ instructional DVD, poster, & artists frame)

As the regional partner, we are pleased to offer Computer Science Fundamentals workshops at no cost to NH educators. 


November 10, 2018
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire School of Law
2 White Street, Concord



January 12, 2019
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire School of Law
2 White Street, Concord



March 23, 2019
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire Manchester
STEM Discovery Lab, Room 325
88 Commercial Street, Manchester

Register Computer Science Fundamentals courses have about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.

Middle and High School Teachers: Applications now open for 2018 Professional Learning Program

The University of New Hampshire is a regional partner and we are looking for teachers!  Read the announcement

Applications are now open to become a part of the first New Hampshire teacher cohorts of the CS Discoveries (grades 6-10) and CS Principles (grades 9-12) programs. The 2019 Professional Learning Program for middle and high school teachers begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop, with four additional one-day follow-up workshops throughout the year. Together with a cohort of teachers from various backgrounds, you’ll enjoy dedicated time to deliver lessons with your colleagues, dive deep into the curriculum and tools, and experiment with inquiry-based approaches to teaching.

If you have any questions, let us know by writing to or


Do you want to increase student questions about phenomena? Are you interested in adding student responsibility to investigations? Would you like to build confidence in data analysis?

Bring the Science Practices to life in your classroom through 6 interactive workshops.

  • January 4
    Compare the approaches to teaching science and explore the Science Practices in depth
  • February 1
    Learn how to get students to ask questions about phenomena and plan investigations
  • March 8
    Explore data analysis and interpretation while adapting lessons to incorporate inquiry
  • April 12
    Integrate the inquiry teaching methods into your curriculum
Date & Time:

Classes will be held once a month on Fridays
9:00am - 4:00pm


UNH STEM Discovery Lab
University of New Hampshire
88 Commercial St
Manchester, NH 03101


$450 for whole series
$125 for one day

Scholarships Available; Contact Sarah Grosvenor